Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fresenius Medical Care (fka National Medical Care)
Current Parent Company: 
Fresenius
Penalty: 
$486,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
January 19, 2000
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Fresenius Medical Care, formerly known as National Medical Care, agreed to pay a $101 million criminal fine and a $385 million civil settlement to resolve allegations that the company submitted false claims for laboratory tests and conspired to pay illegal kickbacks.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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